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Stars, twerking, Obamacare drive Internet in 2013, says Yahoo

Published on Dec 3, 2013 1:20 PM
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Singer Miley Cyrus attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. It was a year for "twerking", "selfies", and "cronuts" in Internet searching, right up there with Hollywood, pop and reality stars. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - It was a year for "twerking", "selfies", and "cronuts" in Internet searching, right up there with Hollywood, pop and reality stars.

Web users also were interested in subjects ranging from the "Zombie Apocalypse" to the troubled roll-out of Obamacare, according to an annual review by Yahoo released on Tuesday.

For Americans, Miley Cyrus was the top search query on Yahoo - inspired by the pop star's go at the butt-shaking dance called twerking.

Yahoo's 2013 year in review released on Tuesday said Cyrus dethroned reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who dropped to number two despite her highly publicised pregnancy, divorce and engagement.

 
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